Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Community digest: WikiDonne helps document the unknown histories of women; news in brief

    The Women You Have Never Met is a translation and writing biography contest that aims to improve and expand female biographies on Wikipedia, especially in the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. The initiative has helped improve over 1,700 articles globally and nearly 500 articles on the Italian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, the FD... Read more

  2. Community digest: Somou Prize writing contest ends with nearly five hundred new Arabic Wikipedia articles; news in brief

    Arabic Wikipedians have been elevating their game through a new writing contest.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap; news in brief

    Just under two years ago, WikiProject Women in Red was created. A volunteer-led initiative, it aims to improve articles about women on Wikipedia—and its members have added about 45,000 of them in English alone. In addition, this week’s news in brief include Wiki hubs in Nigeria, second editathon in Pangasinan, Celtic Knot Conference in the UK, and more.... Read more

  4. Community digest: Serbian Wikipedians look back at WikiLive 2017; news in brief

    Wikipedians in Serbia get together once every year for the WikiLive conference, where they look back at their projects and plan for the future. This week’s news in brief includes student editors in Algeria celebrating their work on Wikipedia, Ghanaian Wikipedians kicking off a new GLAM project, and more. ... Read more

  5. Sharing a live experience of the world: Luis Álvarez

    Luis Álvarez records and uploads music and other audio files to Wikimedia Commons, along with adding photos and editing Wikipedia articles. A strong believer in the culture of sharing and remixing, he sees Wikimedia as a place that could embrace not only knowledge but live experiences from around the world.... Read more

  6. Community digest: The UNESCO Challenge aims to help preserve World Heritage Sites; news in brief

    The UNESCO Challenge is a writing competition on Wikipedia where the participants will create and improve articles about heritage sites in different languages. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedia courses at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, WikiProject Cannabis, Board elections, and more.... Read more

  7. Sharing Indian culture with the world through Wikipedia: Ashish Bhatnagar

    Born and raised in a community that embraces different cultures, Ashish Bhatnagar wanted to share what he learned about this community with the world through Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. Community digest: As Odia Wikisource turns two, a project to digitize rare books kicks off; news in brief

    To celebrate the second anniversary of Odia Wikisource, Wikimedians are starting several initiatives to grow the project. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania submissions, Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikipedia Education Program and more.... Read more

  9. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Tunis’ ancient city center finds a home on Wikipedia; Three years of weekly editathons in Sweden; news in brief

    MedinaPedia started three years ago with a goal of documenting 150 monuments from their historical Medina of Tunis. They have exceeded that goal with hundreds of articles and are now expanding to new places in Tunisia; An active group of Wikipedians in Sweden have been meeting to edit Wikipedia every week for over three years now. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Commons’... Read more